Mike Schatzman & Chef Chao / Union Sushi & Barbeque Bar

Posted on 10. Jul, 2012 in BBQ, Chefs, Chicago, Owners, River North, Sushi

A little over a year ago, Mike and Chao opened up Union Sushi & Barbeque Bar. It was the combined dream of both to open up a restaurant in Chicago that served the food they had heavily researched and tasted during their travels to Asia. Mike left Corporate America to follow this passion, and partnered up with one of his (and the city’s) favorite chefs, Chef Chao. Chef Worachai Thapthimkuna, or Chef Chao as he’s better known, has an extensive, and very skilled culinary background and really knows how to elevate traditional Japanese flavors to new and very unique dishes. Between Mike’s business smarts and Chef Chao’s food smarts, they’ve created one of Chicago’s favorite restaurants. You could follow their journey and see where it all began at their very creative blog, mikeandchaochow.com


About Union Sushi & Barbeque Bar

Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar is the result of years of traveling and research and dreaming and eating around the world have led to the creation of a neighborhood restaurant concept that unites Japanese culinary tradition with a unique urban-spun touch. Embracing American warmth and character with classic cultural touch points such as graffiti and rock-and-roll while juxtaposing them with the high art and ritual of Japanese cuisine, reveals a restaurant that is warm, stylish and a unique culinary adventure. A true riff on what is expected or traditional – East or West.

Eat At Union / 230 West Erie Street / Chicago, IL 60654 / (312) 662-4888

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12 Responses to “Mike Schatzman & Chef Chao / Union Sushi & Barbeque Bar”

  1. @ChatChowTV

    10. Jul, 2012

    NEW EPISODE: Meet Mike Schatzman & Chef Chao of @eatatunion Union Sushi & Barbeque Bar http://t.co/zBp5uVWd #Chicago

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  2. @eatatunion

    10. Jul, 2012

    Awesome “@ChatChowTV: NEW EPISODE: Meet Mike Schatzman & Chef Chao of @eatatunion Union Sushi & Barbeque Bar http://t.co/SY0Q3RPQ #Chicago”

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  3. @dulcita518

    10. Jul, 2012

    Woot! RT @chatchowtv: NEW EPISODE: Meet Mike Schatzman & Chef Chao of @eatatunion Union Sushi & Barbeque Bar http://t.co/3sNJAPrH #Chicago

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  4. @FoodiechatsCHI

    10. Jul, 2012

    Looks great RT @dulcita518: Woot! RT @ChatChowTV: NEW EPISODE: Meet Mike Schatzman & Chef Chao of @eatatunion http://t.co/pZThyBwR #Chicago

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  5. @eatatunion

    10. Jul, 2012

    Thanks for the awesome Episode @ChatChowTV and @dulcita518 http://t.co/vEThdgkj

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  6. @eatatunion

    10. Jul, 2012

    We love seeing our names on the big screen RT @chatchowtv: We added name titles to the latest episode. Yay or Nay? http://t.co/SY0Q3RPQ RT

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  7. @dulcita518

    10. Jul, 2012

    So happy to feature one of my faves! :) RT @eatatunion: Thanks for the awesome Episode @ChatChowTV and @dulcita518 http://t.co/Q99VptWe

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  8. @tek1231

    10. Jul, 2012

    Nice! RT @ChatChowTV: NEW EPISODE: Meet Mike Schatzman & Chef Chao of @eatatunion Union Sushi & Barbeque Bar http://t.co/G7Ko3J8x #Chicago

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  9. @ChatChowTV

    10. Jul, 2012

    Pleasure was ours! “@eatatunion: Thanks for the awesome Episode @ChatChowTV and @dulcita518 http://t.co/xEo9ybvv”

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  12. @dEMOx143

    11. Jul, 2012

    Mike Schatzman & Chef Chao / Union Sushi & Barbeque Bar / Chat Chow TV™ http://t.co/FAzauwjf via @ChatChowTV

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